The AABHE Bookshelf

Rice, M. J. (2018). The Sumner 7: A History of Sumner High School 


​Message: The early historical accounts of African American education are not often taught in school. What we learn of that history is obtained mostly through diligent research and documentation by others. This native of Parkersburg, West Virginia took personal interest in a school that friends and family attended to document its history and significance in the book you possess today. You're holding the documented history of one of the first and most successful black schools in the United States of America that was established, funded, and operated by African American citizens. Reminisce the experiences, embrace the pride, and celebrate the significant contributions of the graduates of Sumner High School. May you never forget...

Brown, C. E. (2012). Answering the call to teach: a novel approach toward exceptional classroom instruction. R&L Education.


​Message Answering the Call to Teach: A Novel Approach to Effective Classroom Instruction makes the case that effective teaching begins with people who have a sincere calling to teach. The book discusses how children respond more creatively to teachers who have a calling. These teachers are more passionate, more interested in going that “extra” mile for children, and who, by design, encourage other children with the gift to teach to carry the torch. There is more to teaching than purely translating academic concepts to children. Teaching is a vocation. The book creates a framework by which training institutions can use so that our children are getting the best teachers. This is the most effective method in the classroom – the right teacher.


Charity, H. A., Dickter, C. L. & Franz, H. A. (2017) Indispensable guide to undergraduate research: Success in and beyond college. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

ISBN 978-0-8077-7582-0

Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success.

Coel, C. R. (2017).The presentation guide book : From the classroom to the boardroom. S.l.:

Kendall Hunt.

ISBN 978-1-5249-3756-0   (Workbooks are customized) 

THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom is a guide book with quick references and complete brief examples. Designed to help students, professionals and anyone asked to speak before an audience, The new edition now includes a chapter dedicated to team presentations, expanded coverage of the Persuasive Keynote Address, additional activities, original tips, manuscripts, manuscript outlines, quotes, and performances provided by scholars, experts from various professions, and students! "I know Dr. Coel’s presentation methods first hand, and I can say without hesitation that these presentation methods continue to be the most valuable assets to my career path and in my personal life. Whether you are talking to a classroom of 300-pound linemen or a boardroom of NFL vice presidents, your messages need to be clearly received and retained. THE Presentation Guide Book truly is the game plan you need to stay ahead of the competition.” (Mark Bienvenu, Director of Video Operations, Baltimore Ravens NFL).

Hart, A., & Brooks, F. E. (2016). The Student Athlete's Guide to College Success. ABC-CLIO.

ISBN IBSN-13 9781440847035, ISBN-10 1440847037

Hart and Brooks present readers with a comprehensive guide to excelling in both academics and sports in college for student athletes both on scholarship and finding their own way through school. The authors have organized the sections that make up the main body of their text in six parts devoted to student athletes and collegiate athletics, getting notived as a high school athelte, the recruiting process and selecting the right college, receiving a schoarship, balancing athletics with college courses, and other related subjects. Algerian Hart, Ph.D Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor in Kinesiology and F. Erik Brooks, Ph.D. Associate Director & Professor Honors College at Western Illinois University.

McMichael, L. (2015). Transforming the Minds of Men: Maximizing Potential from Childhood to Manhood. Scribd Publishers.

ISBN 97806925453000

No one can determine the hands that have been dealt in life. We can however, choose the attitude we have and our approach. There is work to do, and it is better when we do it together. We must believe that positive change can and will take place in the lives of young black men in America. Promise is the visualization of infinite possibilities to achieve success and the full potential in these men. This book is not only for men but the women who love them. This book has been designed to help fathers, mothers, employers, teachers, social workers and many more as they identify challenges of working with this population and offers tools of transformation that result in positive outcomes for not only the young men and adult men but the homes they live in and the community they reside. Understanding the fabric of a man and not jumping to conclusions and making assumptions is the key to understanding and appropriately addressing the many disparities faced by boys. young men, and adult men of all races but more specifically black males.


Rovaris, D. J. (2005). Mays and Morehouse: How Benjamin E. Mays Developed Morehouse College, 1940-1967. Beckham Publications.

ISBN: 0-931761-89-1

Benjamin E. Mays was president of Morehouse College for 27 years. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a former student and close friend, considered Dr. Mays to be his spiritual mentor and "one of the great influences in my life." Now, in this first published book-length biography, Dr. Dereck Rovaris, relying on interviews with those who knew Mays, as well as primary and secondary sources, presents an insightful view of a giant who represented human dignity, perseverance, dedication, and spiritual harmony to many. Mays was mentor to an entire generation of African-American leaders including Dr. Charles Willie, the Harvard sociologist; Maynard Jackson, former mayor of Atlanta; Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, former president of Dillard University; Lerone Bennett, senior editor of Ebony magazine; Dr. Louis Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Walter Massey, former president of Morehouse College and former director of the Nation Science Foundation. Few historians have focused on the contributions educational leaders at traditionally black colleges have made not only to black higher education, but also to the larger field of American higher education, maintains Rovaris. As such, Rovaris' aim is to illuminate a great figure in higher education and to encourage further research and study in this neglected area of higher education.


Scott, I. M. (2014). Crimes against humanity in the land of the free: can a truth and reconciliation process heal racial conflict in America? Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

ISBN-13 978-1-4408-3043-3

This vital book considers the compelling and addictive hold that racism has had on centuries of Americans, explores historical and contemporary norms complicit in the problem, and appeals to the U.S. government to improve race relations, rectify existent social imperfections, and guard against future race-based abuses."This book by Imani Michelle Scott is a powerful and meaningful exploration of the issues of truth and reconciliation, and race and racism in America and beyond. If people want to have a clear understanding about what African Americans have experienced over the years and how we are willing to have a true discussion on race and racism, then this book is a must-read. Enjoy every page, every sentence, and every word; in them, you will find a sense of history as well as some enlightening guidelines about the future." (Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Founding & Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice)



Wadley, J.(2012) The lost and found box: A provocative exploration about rediscovering happiness and the real you! Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

ISBN-10  1-468-54355-5

ISBN-13 978-1-4685-4355-1

The Lost and Found Box: A Provocative Exploration about Rediscovering Happiness and the REAL You! Whether you lost a portion of yourself in a romantic relationship or forgot what really makes you happy, The Lost and Found Box is a tool to explore who you used to be, who you are, and who you could be. This book will help you identify those "treasures" in your box to empower you to give yourself the best of you! "This book reminds us of how easy it is to get lost in our relationships and careers. However, after reminding us, Wadley offers analysis that is sure to assist the reader in finding and reclaiming that which was lost or given away" F. Carl Walton, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Development Lincoln University.

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